We’re excited to share an audio excerpt from Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired epic fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone! Meet Zélie Adebola, who must avenge her mother and return magic to the land of Orïsha in the first volume of the Orïsha Legacy Series.
Listen to an excerpt from Chapter 1 below, as read by Bahni Turpin.
Children of Blood and Bone is available March 6 from Henry Holt & Company. From the catalog copy:
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.
You can find the audio edition on Audible or get the print and ebook edition at the links below!